National Housing Research Program
Building an evidence-base of practical applied research
Through the National Housing Research Program (NHRP), AHURI has funded over 250 research projects and published over 700 policy-oriented, high quality housing research reports and policy development summaries since 2000.
The NHRP invests in a range of activities including:
- the conduct of research
- research capacity building
- research dissemination
- facilitated engagement between the research and policy communities.
The NHRP fosters collaboration in research across universities and internationally, and is building research capacity through supporting postgraduate scholars, Postdoctoral Fellows and early career researchers, including Indigenous scholars and researchers. NHRP funding for research is awarded through an annual funding round which is listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register.
The NHRP is building an evidence-base of practical applied research to support policy development, and is adding new knowledge to housing studies and related disciplines. The NHRP Research Agenda is updated annually to provide direction in the development of this evidence-base and to set priorities for the annual funding round. The Research Agenda is developed through consultation with the AHURI Limited Board, government housing Chief Executives, the Australian Government, relevant state and territory governments, Research Centre Directors and the NHRP Research Panel.
Collaboration and engagement
Using a Policy Development Research Model, we engage the research and policy community to stimulate ideas and help shape future housing policy.
An annual, nationally competitive process
The assessment process is competitive and based on the absolute merit of the application.
NHRP publishes high quality double blind peer reviewed research that is overseen by an editorial board.
Building relationships with key international research partners across AHURI’s three research streams—housing, homelessness and cities—is an integral feature of the activities of AHURI.